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MJ Teale invest in new Terex Finlay mobile plant

Terex Finlay J-1170 jaw crusher

Lancashire-based company takes on J-1170 jaw crusher to help expand its recycled aggregate operation   

A NEW Terex Finlay J-1170 jaw crusher is helping to drive forward increased performance and reduced running costs for a family-run aggregates firm. Since its arrival, the machine is already proving its worth to MJ Teale Plant Hire, processing C&D waste materials at the company’s eight-acre site in Poulton-le-Fylde, near Blackpool. 

Supplied by Finlay Central – part of the Finlay Group of companies – the J-1170 unit is being used to produce 6F2 crushed material at a rate of 200 tonnes/h for the north-west construction market. 

Mick Teale, managing director of MJ Teale Plant Hire, said: ‘Not only have we seen a saving in the amount of fuel we’re using but also a reduction in downtime. We’re definitely crushing material quicker and seeing a cleaner end-product as well. As a company, we’re growing all of the time and this machine is proving to be much more cost effective for us. Knowing that we would have the service and back-up from Finlay Central was a real reassurance too.’

The compact primary jaw crusher features a heavy-duty, variable speed VGF and integrated pre-screen that delivers exceptional production in quarrying, mining, demolition and recycling applications. At the heart of the J-1170 is a robust hydrostatically driven jaw chamber, which provides high capacity with large reduction ratios. 

Neil Partington, managing director of Finlay Central, said he specifically helped MJ Teale to specify their first ever Terex Finlay machine. He commented: ‘MJ Teale is growing and getting busier – and the J-1170 will help meet this increasing demand. The automated, variable speed VGF ensures there is a continuous feed to the crushing chamber which provides optimal production.’

Mick Teale established MJ Teale Plant Hire 45 years ago and today the business employs 40 people, achieves zero per cent to landfill and operates over 50 different items of plant and machinery. 

Mick’s son, Josh Teale, who has been with the company for 12 months as a trainee site manager, commented: ‘The industry is constantly growing and it’s important for us to keep up-to-date with the latest machinery and also think to the future.’ 

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